Moments That Mattered
- Hard-hitting left-hander and Wanneroo captain Chris Sabburg was presented with his playing cap ahead of his Scorchers debut.
- Ashton Agar was typically wily the ball in the first innings, dismissing Sixers openers Josh Philippe and Justin Avendano in the same over before taking a sharp catch at backward point to remove the dangerous Daniel Hughes.
- Peter Hatzoglou and Kelly both picked up a wicket each, while Aaron Hardie (0-4 from one over) and Ashton Turner (0-10 from two) applied the clamps during the middle overs, restricting the Sixers to 4-151.
- Player of the Match Turner starred in the run chase, thumping nine boundaries including two sixes during his 41-ball 69.
- Rising all-rounder Hardie played a strong supporting role, notching up 35 and striking one of the shots of the tournament – a breathtaking lofted cover drive for six.
- The duo put on a 91-run partnership which helped the Scorchers chase down their target with an over to spare. Sabburg (seven not out from three) contributed the winning runs.
After the match, Turner told Seven:
“We knew it was going to be a tricky chase, we felt like we probably let them get away from us a bit in the last couple of overs.
“It was nice for me personally to get up the order and face a few more balls, but to have the Bash Boost Point as the first checkpoint got our innings off on the right foot.
“We knew that it was going to be a tournament unlike any other. We knew we were going to spend a bit of time on the road, away from Perth. We weren’t going to be able to play home games. We had a bit of time to get our heads around that and, to be honest, it’s easy to be positive when you’re playing good cricket.”
The top-of-the-table Scorchers will travel to Geelong for their next match against the Melbourne Stars at GMHBA stadium on Tuesday 11 November.
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